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ABC
Dec 29, 2012 6:00am PST
long as these leaders allow it to come to a vote. >> republican house speaker john boehner said he's willing to bend on raising taxes for the wealthiest americans to avoid the fiscal cliff. >>> don't be surprised if you come across a dui checkpoint in your neighborhood over the next few days. the highway patrol and other law enforcement agencies have their checkpoints in place. they will continue to be every night through new year's day. >>> a bay area law maker is proposing a new solution for getting repeat drunk drivers off the roadways. it's already being as utilized in other states. abc7 news reporter david louie has the details of the new proposal. >> the thinking behind the proposed crackdown of repeat offenders is to address what state senator jerry hill says is a high rate of drunk drivers who don't modify their behavior. he cites 2009 statistics, the most recent numbers available. >> there were 161,000, 161,000 dui arrests and convictions in california. twenty seven percent of those were repeat offenders. >> a second dui conviction would require a a driver to buy and in
ABC
Dec 28, 2012 6:00am PST
. >> reporter: senate majority leader harry reid]vtkÑ lashed ot at speaker boehner accusing him of running a tar forship. >> john boehner seems to -- >> reporter: republican leaders blame democrats for the standoff and say there are limits to a compromise. >> republicans aren't about to write a blank cheque or anything senate democrats put forward just because we find ourselves at the edge of the cliff. that wouldn't be fair to the american people. >> reporter: president obama flew home early from his hawaii vacation yesterday. speaker boehner call the house back into town for an unusual sunday session. members of congress understand the 11th hour acts may not be enough to appease the public. >> the american people have a right to be very upset with this congress. >> reporter: the fiscal cliff would bring massive tax increases and deep spending cuts. treasury department would have trouble paying its bills. many worry the financial woes would plunge the u.s. back into a recession. within possible effect of the fiscal cliff/fro, -- milk prices could spike two or three dollars a gallo
ABC
Jan 3, 2013 6:00am PST
republican speaker boehner is expected to sale through the election and retain his position. however, today's election comes amid several set backs for speaker boehner. northeast republicans are upset over postponing of the vote for super storm sandy relief and conservative republicans are upset how the fiscal cliff deal turned out. >> the fiscal cliff deal is now officially signed into law and president obama did that using a pen that copies his signature. president obama is back in hawaii on vacation with the first family. the house of representatives pass add fiscal cliff deal on tuesday night after the senate approved it. >> for the first time in two days a "spare the air" alert is nut in effect so you can legally use your fireplace. however, the bay area air quality management district is asking you still avoid doing so. officials say pollution levels in the air could build to unhealthy levels today if enough people decide to light a fire. that could force a "spare the air the air" alert. we will talk about the frost and the air. that is ahead. the embarcardero is one of the war
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